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'''Marcus Samuel Blitzstein''', known as '''Marc Blitzstein''' (March 2, 1905January 22, 1964), was an American composer, lyricist, and librettist.[ Marc Blitzstein Papers, Wisconsin Historical Society, retrieved 12 January 2014.] He won national attention in 1937 when his pro-Trade union|union musical ''The Cradle Will Rock'', directed by Orson Welles, was shut down by the Works Progress Administration. He is known for ''The Cradle Will Rock'' and for his Off-Broadway translation/adaptation of ''The Threepenny Opera'' by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill. His works also include the opera ''Regina (opera)|Regina'', an adaptation of Lillian Hellman's play ''The Little Foxes''; the Broadway theatre|Broadway musical theater|musical ''Juno (musical)|Juno'', based on Seán O'Casey's play ''Juno and the Paycock'';...
Birth nameMarcus Samuel Blitzstein
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Birth placePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
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Death placeMartinique
Years active1926–1964
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